Golden Browns – Color Inspiration

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A dramatic close up of a lion's face proves that shades of brown can be quite striking and is the inspiration for today's Golden Browns color inspiration scheme. Color codes (from top to bottom): #dfcfc2, #e6bc94, #c39154, #795233, #4a3a2d

Shades of Jade – Color Inspiration

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This color inspiration is all about the shades of green in this gorgeous photo which reminds me of all the fabulous jade carvings I saw on a trip to China. Color codes (from top to bottom): #d5f3e7, #a6cfad, #3eb686, #01965e, #007a3d

Creating A Spa Bathroom At Home

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Design has been my occupation and “preoccupation” all of my adult life. So when it came time to redesign our master bath I visualized what I would enjoy most in the new space. There are many ways to build the perfect bathroom and I will admit that I discarded a few along the road to ...

Shop This Look: Eclectic Modern Living Room

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I am really digging this Eclectic Modern living room I just created for our sister site designboards.net. The mid century modern chairs commonly known as the Papa Bear chair or Teddy bear chair are so comfortable you really have to sit in one and experience the feeling. I knew I wanted to create a room around this iconic ...

Design Tip – How To Keep Taper Candles Straight

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Your table is set for guests and at the last moment as you try to add the taper candles to your lovely new candlesticks they flop drunkenly over. No matter how many times you stubbornly set them upright they just refuse to stay. Agrr! Now instead of your tablescape looking magazine ready, it looks like ...

12 Chic Storage Baskets For Grown Ups

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One of my New Year's resolutions is to get more organized which isn't easy with a baby and a toddler in addition to my husband and myself. I'm always amazed at how quickly our house becomes messy when I could swear that we just picked everything up 15 minutes before. It seems I am forever picking up ...

Design Tip – Minimize Clutter

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Let's be real for a minute, there's a seven letter word that is just as naughty as your favorite curse word. That word is CLUTTER! Nothing makes your home or closet look messier than being overly stuffed with clutter. So here's how to strike it from your home and your vocabulary: To minimize clutter, as you ...

Creating An Organized Pantry Cabinet With Tons of Storage

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When we bought our house there was one space that was sadly lacking.... a kitchen pantry. Our original options for food storage were an awkward corner cabinet in the kitchen where you can't see 90% of the food items or an extremely shallow cabinet in the nearby laundry room. We made it work for a while, ...

Dip Dyed Furniture

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Lately dip dyed furniture is all the rage; gracing high style interiors in glossy design magazines, in the furniture line ups of my favorite brands and all over Pinterest.  A statement dip dyed piece adds a playful element to a room and is suited to spaces with an overall modern style rather than a transitional or ...

New Years Free Printables

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It's almost New Years Eve and I am so excited to ring in the new year with my family and closest friends. This year we're spending New Year's at our friends cabin with our husbands and kids. There will be plenty of snow, fun and chaos and I can guarantee by the time we get ...

Woodland Wonderland Christmas Decor

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I have to forewarn you that I went completely overboard with this Woodland themed inspiration board. Our front yard is rather Woodland like, lush and green with acorns and squirrels (so many squirrels) so we figure why not go with the flow? Starting this year we're switching our outdoor Christmas lights to a Woodland theme ...